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Community College of Rhode Island

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Distance Learning

Explore Teaching Online

You can add online teaching training and experience to your portfolio. There are several opportunities at CCRI for you to begin learning how to teach online and to stay up to date with best practices.

The DL Faculty Forum in Blackboard contains helpful documents for DL faculty and an active discussion board of topics related to teaching and learning online. Members receive periodic (weekly during the semester) mailings of DL updates and reminders. If you are teaching a DL section (600 or 700), scheduled to teach a DL section, or just interested in online learning, please e-mail Maggie Burke to be added to the forum.

The distance learning pedagogy course ran successfully during the first five-week summer session. If you are interested in participating the next time the course is offered, you should first attend Blackboard training sessions and use Blackboard as a supplement to an on-campus course. Technology-enhanced courses help our students succeed by offering anytime, anywhere access to course materials. Becoming proficient with a learning management system (like Blackboard) is your first step toward teaching online. Contact Maggie Burke if you wish to participate in the pedagogy course the next time it runs.

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Last Updated: 3/14/18